The sign is in Russian cyrillic. and reads as "MИPAЖ". Translated to English, it is Miraj / Mirage. This is one of 3 tourist ger camps in this valley within Gorkhi / Terelj National Park.
The dirt road is only about 1 km away, from the sealed road back to Ulan Bator, around 55 km away. There is a large tour bus, picking up & dropping off guests to the resort. They probably paid around $30 US for the privilege, each way. I used a local bus & paid $1 each way, but had to walk from the main road. Not such an ordeal, with scenery like this.
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snunney (72680) 2008-03-11 2:22
Good point of view taking full advantage of the dirt road to make for a deep perspective on the camp. I like the mix of tones; almost pastel tones on the bottom part and deep blue on the top. Very good clarity.
bracasha75 (24481) 2008-03-11 2:27
Very very good ,it,s almoust like Texas,right?
Thanks for sharing
noborders (1010) 2008-03-11 2:37
Hi Chris, I'd like to be able to mark your note as "useful", because without it, I would have wondered why this large tourist bus - this reminds me of my former job, leading and guiding French speaking tourist in other continents : great memories ! - colours and sharpness are excellent, this must be a beautiful place to see !
Muse (34936) 2008-03-11 2:47
De très jolies couleurs et un superbe ciel.
Bon cadrage avec ce chemin qui donne de la profondeur.
Paolo (41218) 2008-03-11 3:00
Beautiful one Chris, full of light and with a beautiful depth of field along the white road to the small tents camp.
good quality and beautiful colours too.
cbrman (21637) 2008-03-11 4:47
Un décor immmense et un cadre impressionant pour passer des vacances !
Les montagnes en arrière plan sont captivante et l'image rend bien cette grandeur !
Bien vu !
Cretense (68671) 2008-03-11 4:54
Once again a beautiful, "wild" and arid landscape! Excellent composition, fantastic perspective created by the dirtroad and beautiful colours! Thank you for sharing with us photos from this remote place of the planet! Congratulations!
Gerrit (43763) 2008-03-11 5:34
Good scenery indeed. The colour of the sky is fantastic. I would walk even a little further to the gers on the left.
Cormac (26545) 2008-03-11 7:02
My first impression of this is that it is like something out of the American west - that dirt road, the rocky hills, and the gate which is so typical of ranches there. To find out that this is on the other side of the world makes me realize how easily movies can fool us into thinking that one place is another. Great colour and detail - well done!
carper (96) 2008-03-11 10:29
a very nice one Chris,
the road is well taken with a long perspective, good pov and very interesting place, good job, have a nice day.
TopGeo (38080) 2008-03-11 11:55
Hello Chris! A marvellous picture and also a sky that impresses! The point of reception of picture low and creates big depth the with dirt road! The mainly subject remote but with detail and clarity the background, and the place, with the installations impressively, good work
UnTrained (0) 2008-03-11 13:33
reminds me to the gates of the ranches in Wild West Movies. Good texture of the ground and rocks (also top contrast) and the leading path in a curve - to a bus? Wrong time, a bus, no horse? But tents behind? Strange movie ;-)
Clear and sharp composition with a great sky.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
danyy (0) 2008-03-11 15:33
très jolies couleurs ici, surtout le ciel.
Une phot qui montre un joli paysage mais auquel il manque peut-être un point fort.
jrj (34841) 2008-03-12 2:37
Another interesting 'daily life' shot from this region chris. Good use of the road and the inclusion of the tent camp in the back.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-03-12 3:04
Great shot for this place with beautiful colours and superb composition. Lights are excellent, I like the spectacular rocks and the perspective, Very well done! Have a nice day
jemaflor (74044) 2008-03-12 4:05
well taken with this road, nice light to give beautiful colours for this landscape.
jhm (127955) 2008-03-12 5:07
I like your trip story, always with a little bit sense of humor.
The road leads us excellent through the gate to the village in background.
Together with the mountains and strong blue sky, get we a excellent image.
Thanks for sharing.
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2008-03-12 5:35
Beautiful lights and colours. Excellent image of summer. Excellent work.
siolaw (37642) 2008-03-12 7:05
A 29$ save each way is a good deal, considering the walk looks quite pleasant!
Scenery is great under a strong but well controlled light, sharp details and sweet colors... The bus is a bit out of situation, but it shows what is happening down there... tourism is gaining ground! is it mostly Chinese tourists?
marietom (34607) 2008-03-14 1:02
Le bus a l'air minuscule dans l'immensité du paysage. Très bien vu, avec de belles couleurs, mais ça, c'est comme toujours.
dareco (17134) 2008-03-19 0:34
Very beautiful!! I love the colors and the scenery. TFS
izmirli (3864) 2008-05-04 23:22
merhaba dear chris
wonderful nature and landscape.excellent soil road and colours.good composition and note.well done.